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This is the featured image for the best Android games article on Android Authority Gaming on mobile has been improving at a far greater rate than any technology that came before it. Android games seems to hit new heights every year. With the release of Android Nougat and Vulkan API, it only stands to get better and better over time. It won’t be long before mobile sees some even more impressive titles than we have now! Without further delay, here are the best Android games available right now!

Looking for more awesome games? Check these out!10 best new Android games from July 2018!15 best free Android games of 2018! CrashlandsCrashlandsPrice: $4.99DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYCrashland was released in 2016 and it’s still among the best Android games ever made. It features an intergalactic trucker that ends up crash landed on an alien planet. Your job is to find out what’s going on, build yourself a base, collect various items (and craft them), and save the world from a nefarious plot. It has an RPG element for character development, tons of items that you can collect and craft, and an auto-managing inventory.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Evoland 1 and 2Evoland 1 and 2Price: $0.99 (first game) / $7.99 (second game)DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY MADFINGER Games (UNKILLED, Shadowgun, Dead Trigger)MADFINGER Games (UNKILLED, Shadowgun, Dead Trigger)Price: Freemium (usually)DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY MinecraftMinecraftPrice: $6.99 with in-app purchasesDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYMinecraft is a popular game all around the world for people of all ages. For those who have never played, Minecraft puts you in a giant world where you mine stuff, build stuff, beat up bad guys, and do pretty much whatever you want. There is a survival mode where you must mine your own resources and food along with a creative mode that gives you unlimited everything. Frequent updates have added tons of new content and possibilities. The game is pretty much on par with its PC and console counterparts. In fact, you can play on multiplayer servers with people on those platforms. Nifty. There are in-app purchases, but they’re usually just for customization things like skin packs.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Monument Valley 1 and 2Monument Valley 1 and 2Price: $3.99-$4.99 each / $1.99 for DLCDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYMonument Valley returns to the list with the release of Monument Valley 2. Both games are still very excellent. In fact, they both have virtually identical game play mechanics and graphics. The player adventures through Escher-style puzzles where levels are movable to complete the path using illusions. The premise is still charming and the Monument Valley franchise continues to stand as a couple of the best mobile games ever. The first one runs for $3.99 with an optional $1.99 in-app purchase for the Forgotten Shores DLC. The second game runs for $4.99 right now. DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Yep, here are even more excellent Android games!15 best free Android games with no in app purchases15 best non-Freemium Android games Noodlecake StudiosNoodlecake StudiosPrice: VariesDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYNoodlecake Studios is one of the most unique developers of Android games. Their titles are vast and varied. Some excellent titles from this studio include Framed 1 and 2 for puzzle games, Alto’s Adventure (and Alto’s Odyssey) for infinite runners, realMyst and its sequel for more hardcore puzzle fans, Wayward Souls for action-adventure fans, Island Delta for shooter fans, Mikey Shorts for platform fans, and many more. We also really liked Lumino City for its uniqueness and Vignettes for its simplicity. Their games run the gambit from freemium to pay-once. They have some clunkers, but most of their titles are very good. Hit the button above to check out their collection.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Pokemon GoPokemon GoPrice: FreemiumDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYPokemon Go PUBG MobilePUBG MobilePrice: FreemiumDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Riptide GP seriesRiptide GP seriesPrice: $2.99DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYThe Riptide GP games are perhaps the best racers available in all of Android gaming. The latest title is Riptide GP Renegade. In this one, you’ll play as a racer who loses their credentials after getting caught in an illegal street race. You’ll battle your way back to the top from there. The game features good graphics, simple controls, fun tricks, and a boost system to help you gain an edge. Perhaps the best part about Renegade is that it’s a pay-once game so there are no ads and no in-app purchases to screw things up. The Asphalt series is another excellent arcade racing game for mobile. Asphalt 9 was launched in July of 2018 and it’s the newest in that franchise.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Pocket Knights 2Pocket Knights 2Price: $4.99 / $0.99DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Seriously, there are tons of great Android games. Like this:15 best RPGs for Android15 best action games for Android! Rollercoaster TycoonRollercoaster TycoonPrice: $5.99 / $5.99DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYRollercoaster Tycoon is a port of the classic PC game from way back when. It’s one of one of the few simulation games that isn’t riddled with in-app purchases. For those who don’t know, the game will have you building amusement parks. You must design each park, build rollercoasters, set up shops, and figure out ways to bring people in, keep them happy, and keep spending their money. The original purchase comes with the entire base game along with Rollercoaster Tycoon 2. Additional DLC packs are available as in-app purchases. DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Square Enix gamesSquare Enix gamesPrice: VariesDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYSquare Enix is one of the few “big name” developers that took mobile gaming seriously from the start and they have some of the best Android games available anywhere. Fans of jRPG games have remakes of Final Fantasy 1-7 and 9, seven Dragon Quest games, Chrono Trigger, and the freshly released Final Fantasy XV: Pocket Edition to play and they’re all really good. Hitman: Sniper, the original Tomb Raider, Deus Ex Go, and Lara Croft Go round out a decent selection of puzzle games. You have Heavenstrike Rivals and Final Fantasy Tactics: WotL for tactical RPGs, Secret of Mana for an action RPG, and the Deus Ex series for strategy shooter enthusiasts. Even their freemium efforts, such as Final Fantasy Brave Exvius and Mobius Final Fantasy are pretty good. They added Valkyrie Profile: Lenneth in May of 2018, another ported classic.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY The Room seriesThe Room seriesPrice: VariesDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYThe Room is a series of four puzzle games. It was the first franchise that did the puzzle genre really well on mobile. The latest game in The Room series is just as big of a hit as its predecessors and they remain among the best Android games. The Room is a series of escape puzzle games. Each room has bunch of mysterious objects. Your goal is to solve the puzzles and get out. You progress from room to room to find even more unique objects and solve their puzzles until you win the game. The latest one, The Room: Old Sins, includes cloud saving, Google Play Games achievements, and even a small exploration element. That sets it apart from the pure puzzle experience of the first three games. You can’t go wrong with any of these. They’re all very good.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY This War of MineThis War of MinePrice: $14.99DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYThis War of Mine is so good that we awarded it the best game released in 2015. In this survival game, you lead a crew of civilians in a city torn apart by war. You’re tasked with making difficult decisions that have heart wrenching results with survival being the key. It comes with good graphics, plenty of content, and a hefty price tag with no in-app purchases. You start your play at night or during the day. Each play will bring you something a little different. It’s one of the deeper Android games that can really get the emotions going.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY VaingloryVaingloryPrice: Free with in-app purchasesDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYVainglory is probably the best MOBA available on Android. It features a large cast of characters along with a fairly traditional MOBA experience. You’ll have your typical three lanes that you’ll need to attack or defend along with two teammates. You can play with or against real people or bots if you want to. The performance is top notch and there are over two dozen characters that you can unlock. There are also no energy bars or other freemium hoops to jump through. There is also a beta available that can use the Vulkan API, although it’s not quite stable yet.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY Thank you for reading! Here are a couple of final lists for you to check out!10 best game apps for Android!Best Android game controllers

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